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and thousands are going around it tonight to get home. >> the chp told us that the average commute today actually only increased by 10 minutes. sal castaneda is following conditions. sal, do you agree with that figure? >> reporter: no, not really, unfortunately. first of all, drivers are going a longer distance, because they're going around. send of all, the commutes on those bridges, the san mateo bridge, for example, has been heavier. more people are on the bridge. and it's made it a lot more -- well, just a lot slower. newschopper 2 is showing us a picture of eastbound 92. these are live pictures of people just trying to get onto the san mateo bridge. and 101 traffic is also going to be heavy and slow as you drive down 101. as a matter of fact, i can show you a little bit of it. southbound 101, you can see traffic is really busy here in san mateo. slow traffic as you drive through. i want to focus on this area here. you can see that 101, a lot of the road centers are red. getting over to the san mateo bridge, that traffic is going to be very slow as you drive through. we're also looki
. tell us police are still in the preliminary stages of this investigation but that all of the shooting victims will survive. police are looking for anyone who may have seen or heard something. police tell us a few victims took themselves to the hospital. paramedics took the gloars right now our immediate concern is for public safety. we want to see if there's anything else. >> shell casings littered the ground and the victims, 1 man, 3 women and the 12-year-old girl are going to be all right. police have not made any arrests. a young neighbor told me he heard at least 10 gunshots. what does all this mean for oakland cease fire that is now in place? more tonight. >>> now for the bay bridge and the clock is counting down. as you can see we're now just 3 days away taking a look at the -- wednesday's closure. so can prepare for the bridge's reopening which should happen after labor day. >> and the toll plaza right now where you can see some lanes are backed up. with a number of big events planned across the bay area next weekend, traffic is expected to get even worse. kara joins us live. >
heist. this was the damage, and a group of men got inside by using a truck to force open the door. that's where we are from walnut creek, with how the they've seen made a clean get away. >> they backed to truck right in the front doors of tiffany's, and they're trying to clear the huge doors, and at the same time the police are working to find to they've seen. the walnut police arrived to find a truck smashed into this store, and they arrived 90 seconds after the suspects took off. >> there's jewelry scattered around the floor, but it's small, the stuff that's left out overnigh. the high end -- overnight, the high end stuff is locked up. >> this is taken from the surveillance camera, and you can see the stolen truck to back in the doors, and the truck that was used to get away. >> it appears four male suspects, they were wearing hoodies. >> throughout day, shoppers noticed the damage. >> i drove by, and like, what in the world is is this. >> the truck was stolen, and in the store, they were looking for evidence. the police say they've reviewed the surveillance video, and the boringry --
: the strike would also strand hundreds of low income people living on alameda point at what used to be the alameda air station. >> ac transit strike is really freaking me out. >> reporter: that's because there's only one bus line that runs every half hour through this area that is so remote just getting to the nearest supermarket is an ordeal. >> without a bus you would have to walk. and it's probably a good half hour plus to walk from here to the grocery store. and if you've got tons of bags plus two kids, it doesn't work out that way. >> reporter: very few people have cars here, cabs are too expensive. >> we can't get off of this base if you don't have a car or vehicle. the only other thing to do is walk. >> reporter: and she tells us she plans on stocking up on food tonight just in case. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu news. >>> b.a.r.t. management and the union will present their case tomorrow. governor brown halted a looming strike sunday night and appointed the three member panel. at tomorrow's hearing both sides must summarize the issue still in dispute and discu
joins us live on the oakland side and the race against time that starts in the far east bay. >> reporter: that is true. this is a tiny part of a huge construction strike force that is getting ready to stand by to go to work immediately once the bridge is finally closed. >> reporter: already lined up dozens of trucks, vans, machines and other equipment. he says all of this was prepositioned days ago waiting for the crews and their 8:00 p.m. start to begin installing the new bridge and demolishing the old. >> we want to get as much done before the closure as we can. if we have as many of the vehicles here then we can start construction earlier. the faster we can get through construction that makes that possibility of an earlier opening more real. >> reporter: all that said, 6,000 truck loads of material will be moving in and out of this site, including hundreds of trucks full of asphalt who can come up with the 580 freeway before it hardens, something they don't want to have happen. paving machines will immediately lay it down. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and check this out. riding
? >> reporter: you were here with us. some people may have been lulled into a false sense of security since this morning's commute was much better than yesterday's. this afternoon, not quite. let's look at what we have. first of all, with all the road sensors showing up with a lot of red, right now from san francisco kind of a ridiculous commute. backed up into san francisco's marine district. we're also looking at san francisco, northbound 101 is not bad, but east 80 is a little slow. eastbound 92 is slow. we have a look from news chopper 2 at this same area. showing us live pictures of what's going on there. this is a look at the 101/92 interchange. a lot of people are trying to get out for the weekend. about the only good news is we don't have any major obstructions on these major passes. >> thank you. >>> more details, bart continues to run around the clock to continue to accommodate owl of you commuters. yesterday was its third busiest day ever behind both of the giants world series victory parades. bart says it doesn't expect as many people today because friday commutes are typically
of the things he spoke to us about earlier today. >> jim: ricky brown was not celebrating. >> every day is painful. >> reporter: he moved out of the bay area and hasn't drove a limen sense. he says he doesn't feel vindicated. >> i never really, you know, i knew -- i was there. okay? and, um-- i mean i knew i wasn't on the phone. >> reporter: not on the phone. his wife claimed he was distracted when the accident happened. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> no. >> reporter: he says he moved to sacramento. and has been receiving counseling. an attorney for the owner tells ktvu he expects victims families will file lawsuits against the family. he expects them too. >> i am hurting just like they are. i feel sorry this happened. >> reporter: i had a chance to tuque the district attorney, he sat down and met with some of the survivors and victim family members before the announcement to let them know they would not be seeking charges. with the limo driver there was one question he hesitated to answer and we will have more at 6:00 p.m. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our coverage co
there and can report new information for us, we will bring it to you. a seven alarm fire, oning right next to interstate 80. >>> developing news from berkeley. news chapper 2 was overhead in berkeley this afternoon as police responded to a construction accident in berkeley that ended up killing a worker. >> happened at martin luther king middle school just two blocks away from mlk way. you have ktvu's paul chambers tells us what students may have seen. he is there now. paul. >> reporter: the body was removed a little over half an hour ago. earlier today they were out here laying turf and asphalt. we can take a look over to the left, this truck was involved in the accident. in that area there where the gentlemen are standing, that's where it all happened. we can take a look at video here. the investigation is now in the hands of cal osha. a 62-year-old man who works for the robert bossman who was based out overshoes of -- of san jose. for some unknown reason the truck rolled down the hill, struck and killed the man. while this was going on outside, inside the school, students and parents w
comment is the union's worry, that bart will use the 60 day cooling off period to train management employees to drive at least some of the trains, which could mean a partial bart reopening while the strike drags on. one thing is very clear. these sides are so far apart, and the animosity is so great, without this seven-day halt, it is clear there would have been a strike and we would have been under that scenario right now. we shall see what happens. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the three members of that board. jacob applesmith is the director of the california department of beverage control. he is a senior advisor to governor jerry brown and he is an attorney. and the third one is on the buildings and construction trades council. he is a political and labor consultant and a former california transportation commissioner, santa clara county is reporting its first human case of west nile virus in a year. officials have been recently spraying in north san jose. the area they've been focusing on is highlighted here in yellow, between north capital avenue and
labor day is so important, historically, the weather has been good to us. >> movement around the region in past closures has been slower than usual, but it has not come to a stand still. most trips are going to take a little longer, but i do not anticipate gridlock. >> for special events, such as the pride event in oakland, folks that would be going to those events will go regardless. >> reporter: coming at 6:00, i have news of yet another cracked bolt and how worried you should, or shouldn't be about that. >> ktvu.com has created a survival guide to help you get around the bay area bridge closure this weekend. look for information about public transit, and detour routes. >> if you're planning on hitting the road over the labor day weekend, you're sure to have lots of company. a live look at interstate 80 in emeryville. 3.9million californians are prepare today take a road trip for the holiday. that's a 6% jump over the last year. labor day air traffic is also expected to go up about 4% in california. nationally up about 4% over last year. >>> now to the massive out of control wildfire
by the loss of our beloved sandra. all of us will miss sandra's beautiful givinging spirit. today i check t with the coroner. he is not releasing sandra cope's cause of death also citing this sensitive investigation. police are only calling randy alana a person of interest and not a suspect. however, we are continuing to gather more information about him and we're putting that together for 6:00. live in oakland, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> members of the federal defender office for sandra where an investigator issued a statement today saying they are heart-broken. its in partisan doctor was a compassionate, intelligent, thorough investigateor. a devoted single mother and friend to her coworkers. she dedicated her work and her life to looking for the best in people. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the new eastern span of the bay bridge. this is a live look at where that project stands right now. we -- the federal government has given its okay for a temporary fix that should allow the bridge to open sooner. ktvu joins us live now with how this fix will work and why it could be in place p
come october 10. ktvu's christien kafton joins us now in oakland outside negotiations that continue right now. >> reporter: yeah. bart and union leaders said they should have had a deal by now. they will try to come together on a contract. >> reporter: today's order for a cooling off period came following a rare sunday morning court hearing in san francisco, the first in decades. the judge granted the request to block a threatened bart strike. >> what i am hearing is that people are in agreement that i sign the injunction lasting 60 days through october 10, 2013. >> the attorney general argued the bart strike would devastated the bay area. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: attorneys for bart and its unions were on hand and agreed to the cooling off period. he said a cooling off period stops the clock. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: bart riders who followed the contract negotiations say they are relieved. >> commuters won't be stressed and the workers have the opportunity work it out with management. >> reporter: law allows for one cooling off period. if there is not a deal in place in o
will change lives and communities, david? >> ken, those who face time for drug crimes tell us the attorney general strategy could change the lives for the better. >> he turned his life around, after a judge placed him in a diversionary program instead of jail. >> it was an a lot of good people to help me out, and steer right. >> the u.s. attorney general, says he hopes to steer the federal justice system back on track, by changing how they prosecute minor cases. >> they have no ties to large organizations or gangs, will no longer be charged with offenses that impose the mandatory sentences. >> those mandatory minimum sentences means billions spent on the overcrowded prisons. the san francisco district attorney says the simple suggestion laws should be overhauled. >> for cocaine, you're looking at 2, 3, 4, years, and rock cocaine, you're looking at 3, 4, 5. >> the war on drugs, enters its fifth decade, we need to ask if the programs are effective. >> they agree. >> once you go to jail, you figure out how to be a better criminal. >> the attorney general says the drug enforcement strags, and
the bart unions had to say and usually after the negotiations are over they talk to us. this time they walked by, said they are going to their rally. a completely different attitude than we have seen since the began more than a month ago. i am sure you will hear from the folks at frank ogawa plaza. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> stay with ktvu channel 2 news for updates on the bart strike. sign up for alert on www.ktvu.com so you will know if the union goes on strike as of midnight sunday. also follow us on twitter. "like" ktvu on facebook or the mobile app. >>> gunfire on story road in san jose resulted in a massive police response. a man confronted an employee at a store and fired a gun before he ran off. officers swarmed the neighborhood, shut down that road and told people to stay inside. the suspect was found behind a home after 10:30 a.m. >> apeers he was in the rear of a -- appears he was in the rear of a building. he is being transported to a hospital for injuries he sustained while resisting arrest. >> no word on the man's identity. injuries are not life threatening.
us, my grandson and i to stay completely out of the water. because it tends to, everybody else just goes a little bit further and further as they see people getting into the water. >> reporter: the sighting coming after a whale was seen near by. blood and oil from the whale may have attracted the great white. >> steinson has always been known for some shark sightings, but we've never had anything like this. >> reporter: the band is a disappointment for tourists and locals hoping to make the most of their remaining summer vacation. >> i was pretty disappointed because i wanted to go out and surf. it's the last day of vacation before school started. >>> the national park service says surfers, two surfers were bitten by sharks in steinton beach in 1998 and 2002. the swimming ban is expected to be lifted on sunday. at 6:00, the economic impact the ban is having on business here. we're now reporting live in mill valley, david stevenson. >>> there have been a number of shark encounters in recent years in northern california. on august 6th, a shark was spotted right off of chrissy field. i
. where do you want to take your business? call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ . >>> we have new details on a story we first brought you last week, the u.s. government has stend -- extended until saturday, the closures of the the embassies. they intercepted the messages between the al-qaida chief and his deputy. they closed 22 embassies for one day, and now they're extending that closure for 15 of them, and adding new ones. the state department has issued a global travel alert. that alert is having an impact in the bay area as well. the police are stepping up the paroles, ken? >> they're quick to point out, that there's nothing in this alert that has a connection to the city. however, as they've done in the past, they say that extra vigilance is called for. it is the area's busy with tourist or shoppers, the places high profile, such the cable car turn around, and other landmarks, the list goes on and on. you may see more police presence in the coming weeks. they're not calling in extra officers based on this global terror alert,
machinery was used to provide even more clearance in the area around yosemite national park, especially etchy reservoir, the main water supply for san francisco. fire units scrambled along evergreen road to protect the area today, once flames spread into the park. >> it's burning inside the park now, about 11,000 acres inside the park. still has a ways to go to get there. but it is moving in that direction. so we do want to be prepared. >> reporter: firefighters from several units employed the fighting fire with fire strategy this afternoon. officials said they plan to burn up a big area near evergreen road to try to stop the rim fire's progress toward the reservoir, as well as nearby camp grounds. >> there's a lot of ground fuels, which we call ladder fuels. they climb up into the canopy. then it travels from tree to tree. >> we spent a lot of resources and time in the park and with water and power to make sure that entire water shed remains clean and safe and healthy drinking water. so it's important for us to focus on that effort, as well as the others. >> reporter: so far, we have n
deal. tom vacar is monitoring the negotiations and he's live now. tom, break it down for us. >> reporter: that announcement said if granted, they will have a 60-day cooling off period. that will help commuters until this time in october but not beyond that. the long, drawn out negotiations are nothing less than a high stakes standoff of how high can you fly versus how low can you go. >> there is no movement. i am disappointed in the fact, given there was a board meeting yesterday in closed session where we expected that there was going to be some direction to get this thing moving. >> the board has given the general manager the authority and flexibility to get a fair deal, in their opinion, and we new need to compromise and get to a reasonable place than 21 1/2% rate. >> reporter: the deadline is sunday, and they are not making any significant movements for getting the situation resolved. >> to continue to call possible strikes or put people on notice is just an attempt to put pressure on b.a.r.t. to cave. >> reporter: the court must impose a cooling off period before 10:00
to go find the fire today. here at the command center, the fire came to us. there were tense moments this afternoon as flames bore down on the fire command center. trees lit up just a few yards from dozens of supply vehicles. personnel grabbed protective gear, bracing for the worst. >> we're just trying to put the best plan forward. >> but it's a dicey situation right now. we've got a big fire headed our way. >> yes. fire is dynamic. we just have to be ready to go. >> reporter: there was no evacuation because the safest place to be was right in the clearing of the command post firefighters set backfires to burn up fuel, before the flames moved into the camp. >> we had engines out there and they were firing that road to take a lot of fuel out between the camp, the road and then where the flyer was, on the perimeter. >> we want to show you just how close the flames came to the command coast. you can see it behind me, with all the vehicles and personnel. this is cherry lake road. it became a fire break, because the flames came up right to the edge of the road. >> reporter: the command p
is very visible. yosemite national park officials tell us they shut down a campground close to say the fire. it is at the highway 120 entrance. it was evacurated and all reservations -- evacuations and all reservations have been concerned. >> our chief meteorologist bill martin has been tracking the conditions. what are firefighters facing tonight? >> terrain is driving the fire. lot of vertical stuff. there is the smoke plume. we are talking about the cumulus clouds, that is what you call them when you get a fire creating clouds. if you get moisture you will have clouds that create thunder and lightning with lot of smoke. the fire scene from space, it is 83 square miles. it is huge. here is how it looks. we look at the terrain. the winds are there. the temperatures are there. look at the terrain. it is very vertical. these are very steep canyon walls. the area off to get to. tough to fight a fire in. conditions are similar to yesterday. the fire, again, it is growing. you noticed that. that is because it is climbing up the hills. going up hill. when i come back we will talk about
and ride sharing, as well as bus options. >> we have managers that help us get the word out. >> reporter: the community rolled out bus service from san francisco a few weeks before the first strike and they are trying to add an additional south bay bus stop. >> that is the key to alternative transportation working. >> reporter: a spokesperson acknowledged they need to make changes but they need workers to contribute to healthcare. i talked to both sides today, neither had any idea how long negotiations would go today but we are here trying to see if there are new developments to share. live, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and more details now. the san francisco bay ferry plans to expand their commuter service to and from the east bay in the event of a strike, earlier departures from oakland and vallejo and evening from san francisco. 13 boats will be in service. they will loan the use of two boats available at the ferry building. what are your plans if bart goes on strike? tell us on facebook. just search for ktvu channel 2. >>> fire trucks were staning by at san jose state university
-to-the- minute traffic updates. >> >> u.s. state department said 19 embassies in the mideast and africa will be closed through saturday due to a heightened terror alert. that alert is having an impact here in the bay area. anne rubin joining us from the newsroom with how san francisco police are responding. >> >> reporter: they have increased patrols and have more resources on stand by. authorities say this is a tim for vigilance. at home and abroad. san francisco police responding to the terror alert has stepped up patrols throughout the city, keeping an eye on everything from public buildings to houses of worships to public attractions. they are monitoring very areas of the city and determine if additional resources are necessary >> it's the first time we are in san francisco. >> reporter: initially, it was directed toward oversea consulates and americans traveling abroad, so the extra security comes as a surprise in the bay area. >> because americans are more used to it being part of their life. as a canadian, we are not. it's we assuring they are there, you are asking yourselves why
it information sent to us by the workers, workers at the hotel want to unionize, the hotel is not allowing them to do that. taking part is workers, supporters and union workers as well. a number of police officers on the scene. again, we have scene arrests happening -- seen arrests happening. it looks like the front doors to the hotel are blocked. what happens here is the officers will issue an order, saying if you don't leave you are subject to arrest. then the demonstrators are led away one by one. we will stay on top of this. again a protest that resulted in arrests in san francisco and let you know if anyone changes here. >>> authorities expanded the amber alert to three more states in their church for a man from southern california. the man suspected of abducting a girl and killing her mother and brother. a amber alert in washington, oregon and nevada for james lee dimaggio. investigators believe he is traveling with the teen hannah anderson. sunday night firefighters found the body of her mother christina anderson and a child who is believed to be hannah anderson's younger brother. >>> th
cars still had power. >> the operator used that car as the operator car and move it to west oakland station where the passengers were able to get off the train, safely. >> reporter: this is a cell phone video where the crowds were lined up because of the stalled train. riders said they smelled smoke. the brakes locked off so the breaks were smoking. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i am not looking forward to it. [ laughter ] >> really not. [ laughter ] >> reporter: officials are trying to determine what caused the car to lose power. live, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> whenever there is a problem share your photos with ktvu. share on facebook, search for ktvu channel 2. >>> negotiators for bart and the unidon't have talks sedge -- union don't have talks scheduled. the two sides are under a 60 day cooling off period. the unions went on strike in july and poised to walk out again when the cooling off order came down. >>> the supreme courtb court turn -- supreme court court turned down a petition for proper 8. that came after they said they didn't have standing to appeal.
lash that's growing as the second strike looms. be sure to stay with us, and you can sign up for alerts on our website, ktvu.com, we'll let you know the minute they announce a strike follow us on twitter, on facebook, or downhill the app. -- download the app. who do you blame for the negotiations? the union, bart or both? join us on the the facebook page. >>> while the bart negotiations continue, the meeting between the transit agency and the union, is said to begin in an hour from now. no word on exactly what will be discussed during tonight's closed door session, but we do know the union's contract did expire on july 1. >>> they're expected to ratify a new contract to today. it's a 12% increase in take home pay. it comes after the workers walked off the job for one day on july 1. including park and street maintenance workers, and housing in respect inspectors. >>> two county men accused of growing marijuana have plead not guilty to federal drug charges, ech though one confessed. these men entered the please today in federal court in san francisco. according to court documents, the pro
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